When converting to self-hosting doesn’t go to plan

It’s been several weeks since I announced I was converting my blog from wordpress.com to be self hosted on Blue host using wordpress.org… until I confidently did after reading several tutorials that all were in agreement at how relatively simple it was. You know, 8 steps or something and ta-dah? easy peasy. So one late … Continue reading

Visions and desires for 2014!

Visions and desires for 2014!

2014. How nice it rolls off the tongue.  A few months in (March? Say what!) and I have yet to scribble a few goals and plans for this new year. A year that’s started off with beautiful blue skies and no sign of rain in California and grateful that since I drafted this in early … Continue reading

In the ESL classroom: Music and lyrics

As of late, interviews have my brain re-winding and churning out memories of examples to share for those various “Tell me a time” style questions. I’ve been reminded of my time in the classroom and thought why not share a successful activity that came about due to necessity when planning when out the window. Playing … Continue reading

Road trippin: Hitting the road without a plan

Road trippin: Hitting the road without a plan

 I hugged the curves in the road curious what lay ahead, gorgeous views, possibly around the next bend driving North on the 101. The adventure of the open road. The unknown and the unexpected. When my traveling friend and I decided to set out we had only a time frame and a direction. North or South was the … Continue reading

Foods I miss in Spain

Foods I miss in Spain

My last month in Europe was a whirlwind of adventure and reflection. Four cities in 2 weeks and then a road trip in my favorite region in Spain is a lot before saying good-bye to a country you’ve called home for two years. I thought about what I was going to miss about the diverse … Continue reading

Giving Thanks on Thanksgiving

Giving Thanks on Thanksgiving

Today marks the first time in two years that I will sit down to Thanksgiving with my parents, brother and extended family and enjoy a roasted turkey and all the fixings. My tummy is already growling! A turkey, not a roasted chicken, will be served because in Spain if you don’t pre-order a Turkey you likely … Continue reading